Meetings and events venue Woburn House has joined the Meetings Industry Association (mia).
As part of its membership, Woburn House, which is located in the centre of London, has secured the mia’s AIM accreditation. AIM is the UK’s nationally recognised standard for venues and service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry and has 50 strict criteria that venues must meet to achieve accreditation.
Richard Bull, Woburn House’s general manager said in the statement: “Joining the mia will bring many benefits to Woburn House, including useful networking opportunities and a valuable industry benchmarking tool.”
“The meeting and events sector is responsible for thousands of jobs and I think it is incredibly important to work together as an industry, in order to continually improve the standards of the service we are offering.”
Jane Longhurst, mia chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Woburn House as our latest member. Securing AIM accreditation acts as a guarantee to buyers that when they choose Woburn House they’re choosing a venue that cares about best practice and actively strives to meet and exceed their expectations. With so many dedicated conference centres and hotels, sporting and academic venues to choose from nationwide, it offers a smart method to quality control their selections that could ultimately save them time, anxiety and reputational risk later down the line.”
Longhurst added: “Woburn House is joining at a very exciting time for the association as we finalise our events calendar for 2017, which includes our ‘Don’t stop – rethink’ conference in March where we, along with our high-profile and industry leading speakers, will be urging the sector to get creative and push ahead with new and innovative plans.”